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Chocolate Powder

Chocolate Powder, Not Just For Baking Cakes Anymore

There was a time when chocolate was for desserts and baked treats, that time is no more. Chocolate has found its way into upscale bars and spirits across the nation. Cocktails have a new face, where once just an alcoholic drink, nowadays they are they are a celebration of taste and sometimes a dessert and a drink all rolled into one. Chocolate powder, which once was only on the ingredient list for cakes and cookies, is now the key ingredient to many yummy drink concoctions.

What Is Chocolate Powder?

Chocolate powder, also known as cocoa powder is really just cocoa solids, low fat components of chocolate. It is also known as cocoa or cacao. It has a sour or acidic taste as opposed to its sweet counterpart chocolate. Chocolate powder is the substance that gives chocolate the brownish dark color. In recent years, the health benefits of cocoa have been brought to the forefront of literature. Chocolate powder is known to have the highest concentration of antioxidants of any chocolate product. It also contains the greatest concentration of psychoactive chemicals caffeine and theobromine, giving whatever it is added to a little extra pizzazz.

Chocolate Powder Responsible For Some Really Amazing Concoctions

It is true that chocolate powder alone can be caustic and not sound very appetizing. Bartenders and mixologists, however, are doing for cocktails what chefs have done for cakes for centuries, sweeting them up and making them treats. The average cocktail is a thing of the past. People are now combining the cocktail with their dessert, a two for one, and making their alcohol taste more like a pastry than a bar drink.

Not Your Parents Drink

The past decade has revisited an old tradition of "cocktails". These cocktails, however, are not the ones your parents used to drink. They are not the nasty, alcohol tasting mixers that go down a bit harshly. Cocktails like the martini or the cosmopolitan have had a facelift. Martinis and cosmopolitans taste more like candy than any mixed drink of the past. Chocolate is quickly becoming a main ingredient in a lot of fanciful drinks, which are only topped off best with a sprinkle of chocolate powder. Who would have ever imagined that the key to every bartender behind a bar would be a chocolate powder shaker.

Cocktails to substitute for your dessert

Many big name companies, seeing the trend toward delicacy drink mixers are taking up the production of chocolate for their mixers. Such chocolatiers as Godiva are finding their way into alcohol production and making their mark on the bar scene. Spirit infused drinks are also finding their niche among mixology and doing so successfully. Chocolate powder is quickly becoming the topping on the drink, as well as the cake. Favorite chocolate drinks


  • 1 1/4 ounce Bailey's Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/4 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur
  • Chocolate powder

Lady Godiva Chocolate Martini

  • 2 ounces of Godiva Dark Chocolate liqueur
  • 2 ounces of creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce of half and half
  • 2 ounces of freezing goldenbarr chocolate vodka
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate powder

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